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Other things to see

Britten Bike

BrittenBikeAfter your visit to Formula One – The Great Design Race, stop by the revolutionary Britten V1000, a New Zealand-made and designed racing motorbike. Its bodywork is made from carbon fibre – the same material as F1 cars.
Near Level 4 Espresso. Free entry.

Colossal squid

Colossal squidSee the only colossal squid specimen on display in the world, right here at Te Papa.
Mountains to Sea, Level 2. Free entry.
> Visit the colossal squid website

Phar Lap

Phar LapOne of our great racers! Phar Lap was born near Timaru, and went on to have an incredibly successful international racing career – winning 33 of his last 35 races. Imagine the glory if he was an F1 driver!
Level 4. Free entry.

De Havilland DH82A Tiger Moth

Tiger MothThe job of aerial topdressing New Zealand’s paddocks was almost as dangerous as driving a F1 car! Even though this little plane didn’t go at F1 speeds, it had a number of close calls and pilot deaths.
Near Golden Days, Level 4. Free entry.

See the full list of exhibitions currently on at Te Papa


Bruce McLaren’s M8A Can-Am race car
From Kiwi motorsport celebrities and experts to pit garage demonstrations! Zoom in to the F1 events at Te Papa. more>

Store – F1 merchandise

Die cast replica
Make a pit stop to check out our line-up of F1 merchandise. more>

Britten: Backyard Visionary

Speed on NZ On Screen
Available on NZ On Screen, Britten: Backyard Visionary documents the maverick motorcycle designer. more>